|Quick Facts: Cashiers|
$27,260 per year
$13.11 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
Cashiers process payments from customers purchasing goods and services.
Most cashiers work in retail establishments, such as grocery stores, gasoline stations, and other general merchandise stores.
Cashiers are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements to become a cashier.
The median hourly wage for cashiers was $13.11 in May 2021.
Employment of cashiers is projected to decline 10 percent from 2021 to 2031.
Despite declining employment, about 570,700 openings for cashiers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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